Thanks guys! I can make the acrylic ones any time really, I order the slabs from a knife shop in Finland. It's just that nobody ever asks for them, and I don't want to order them on my own, the store has a 30 eur minimum order (about 45$) and + shipping. So I can't JUST order a slab of acrylic sadly :( But my birthday is coming up in two weeks or so and a friend of mine promised to get me some nice wood for SAK scales :)
PS. this is quite easy to do actually, you need only the basic tools and you can make scales in a few hours :)
oh my they are so beautifull :O! you do so nice work, i love the wenge wood, one of my favourite woods along with walnut. The one you made for KAMM is amazing!
Can you plz talk more about which tools you see fit for the job and what type of glue you would recomend? i just bought walnut wood and started to shape a pair of scales, but that wood is hard :o
You don't need anything special :)
For cutting: a regular fretsaw, a hobby type of saw with a thin leaf that can easily go around the edges of the scales. For drilling: a normal type of drill, but it would be very desirable to have a stand so you can fixate it at a 90 degree angle. For the holes for the larger SAKs you need a 5mm drill bit to get through the scales, and then 6mm to widen the holes afterwards, because 5 is too tight of a fit. If you're doing a smaller, 58mm SAK, you'll need a 3mm and a 3.5mm drill bit. For sanding: a normal sanding pad. For rough shaping you can also do it with a belt sander but be very, very careful because one small slip can ruin an entire project. I start off with the 60 grit and move towards finer granulations. In the end it's usually 500 - 800 - 1500 - 2000, after which comes polishing.
I think that's pretty much it, hopefully I explained everything right because I don't have a complete grasp on the names of all tools in English, but if you do need any help, feel free to ask here or PM me :)